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Meat Loaf weighs in on some of his favorite all-time classic rockers (TeamRock)

We’re big fans of the band Lake Street Dive. Check out their Tiny Desk Concert (NPR

NRBQ leader Terry Adams reflects on his band’s 50-year career (boropulse.com)

An appreciation of the legendary producer and songwriter Jerry Ragovoy by Andy Schwartz (Boogie Woogie Flu)

Guitar great Mike Bloomfield is recalled in a newly updated bio (Tablet)

Now Chrissie Hynde attacks today’s lewd pop stars branding them ‘sex workers’ who have created a ‘pornography culture’ (Daily Mail)

Prince Says ‘It’s a Bad Time for Music.’ He’s Wrong (Nerdist)

Bruce Dickinson: ‘Hell would have to freeze over before you’d stop me getting on stage’ (The Guardian)

Courtney Barnett: “If I cringe at any of my lyrics, it’s got to go” (Salon/The Weekly Feed)

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards calls Metallica and Black Sabbath ‘great jokes,’ says rap is for ‘tone-deaf people’ in free-wheeling interview (NY Daily News)

Just a Book? No, More Like a Trusty Companion (NY Times)

Sixties rock ‘n’ roll stars who still draw the crowds (The Telegraph)

“When I first saw Patti Smith, I didn’t listen to another Grateful Dead record for five years”: Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan (Salon)

An Open Letter to 17-Year-Old Boys Who Just Discovered The Doors (McSweeney’s)

Women should dress modestly or expect to ‘entice a rapist’ – claims singer Chrissie Hynde (The Telegraph)

Without the Beatles: The three strange Lennon-McCartney hits that went to No. 1 without Lennon or McCartney (Slate)

Dave Grohl is a back-aching, coffee-guzzling, minivan-driving classic rocker (Washington Post)

The Homegrown T. Rex Memorial (Slate)

27 Breathtaking Record Stores You Have To Shop At Before You Die (Buzzfeed)

Apple, Spotify, Tidal All Miss The Point. This Is The Future Of Recorded Music (Digital Music News)

The Lost Girls [The Runaways] (Huffington Post/Highline)

A Grown-Up’s Guide To The Best Music Festivals Of 2015 (Huffington Post)

The One Thing Twisted Sister Never Got From Success (Huffington Post)

5 Tips for Playing Like Duane Allman (Gibson.com)

Eddie Van Halen Talks Music, Roth, Overcoming Addictions & More (Billboard)

Beatles Financial Mess Helps Allen Klein Win His “Prize” (Salon)

Grateful Dead fans: Surprisingly Republican (Washington Post)

Billy Joel Sets Record For Most Performances By A Single Artist At Madison Square Garden (Huffington Post)

The Man Who Broke the Music Business (The New Yorker)

Bob Dylan on Next-to-Last Letterman Show (YouTube)

Rock Music Is Best-Selling Genre (NY Daily News)

Grateful Dead Fans Replace VW Vans With Jets and the Ritz-Carlton (NY Times)

Tampa wedding band jams with Sir Paul McCartney (Tampa Bay Times)

With vinyl sales on the rise, this startup lets anyone press their own LP (Ars Technica)

Punched, groped, beer thrown in my face: Being a woman at a concert can be terrifying (Salon)

Fan collects every U.K. chart hit (The Telegraph)

The Man Who Broke the Music Business (The New Yorker)

Lou Reed’s Ex-Wife Speaks For First Time About Their Life Together (The Independent)

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